Winterkill
Winterkill Win"ter*kill`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Winterkilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winterkilling}.] To kill by the cold, or exposure to the inclemency of winter; as, the wheat was winterkilled. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Winterkill — Win ter*kill , v. i. To die as the result of exposure to the cold of winter; as, the tree winterkills easily. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winterkill — ☆ winterkill [win′tərkil΄ ] vt., vi. to kill or die by exposure to winter cold or excessive snow or ice n. the process or an instance of winterkilling …   English World dictionary

  • winterkill — noun see winter kill …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • winterkill — the death of fishes in enclosed water bodies during winter owing to oxygen depletion. Snow and ice cover prevent oxygen exchange through the water surface and the breakdown of organic matter on the bed of the pond and in the water column also… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • winterkill — /win teuhr kil /, v.t., v.i. 1. to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. n. 2. an act or instance of winterkilling. 3. death resulting from winterkilling. [1810 20; WINTER + KILL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • winterkill — 1. noun The mortality resulting from lethal wintery conditions among a human, animal and/or vegetal population. See Also: winterization, winter killed, winterly, winter quarters, killer, overkill 2 …   Wiktionary

  • winterkill — v. die from exposure to cold (of a plant); kill a plant by exposing it to cold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • winterkill — win•ter•kill [[t]ˈwɪn tərˌkɪl[/t]] v. t. v. i. 1) ppa to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat 2) cvb an act or instance of winterkilling 3) cvb death resulting from winterkilling • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • winterkill — /ˈwɪntəkɪl/ (say wintuhkil) US –verb (t) 1. to kill by exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. –verb (i) 2. to die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. –winterkilling, adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • winterkill — noun Etymology: winter kill : mortality resulting from severe winter conditions (as of fish by smothering in an ice covered shallow lake) * * * /win teuhr kil /, v.t., v.i. 1. to kill by or die from exposure to the cold of winter, as wheat. n. 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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